A male passenger, a citizen of the British Virgin Islands, on Sunday morning collapsed and died while boarding an outgoing American Airlines flight to Miami at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).Dead: Kodzo EkpeDead is Kodzo Ekpe. Guyana Times understands that Ekpe, who was a professor at the St Croix Educational Complex, and former Principal of Montserrat SDA School, was on vacation in Guyana with his wife to celebrate his mother-in-law’s 80th birthday and their family’s reunion.This newspaper was told that attempts were made to revive him and he was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Based on reports from the Public Health Ministry, reports received from the Port Health Officer revealed that best efforts were made by the licensed health care provider on duty to save the passenger’s life.This newspaper was told that just before he collapsed, Ekpe complained to his wife about feeling unwell on his way to the boarding gate before deciding to utilise his self-care nebuliser, since he was asthmatic. He, however, collapsed and the Port Health Officer was alerted.By that time, another passenger had already begun to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on the unresponsive passenger.An investigation has been launched.
Letterkenny Credit Union is offering a cut-price loan deal to help members pay for the cost of Christmas and stop them from going to loan sharks.The organisation is offering a seasonal loan of €1,000 with just €1,020 to pay back for a period of up to 40 weeks.Under the slogan ‘Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle’, the credit union is offering the deal to all its members. Manager of Letterkenny Credit Union Gordon Randles said the offer was first made available last Christmas and proved hugely popular.Now the credit union has decided to offer the same loan deal again with the least amount of interest of any offer across Donegal.Last Christmas the €1,000 loan deal was taken up by hundreds of members who used the cash advance to spend on items over the festive season.A number of illegal money-lenders are now operating across Letterkenny and Co Donegal. Many are charging huge interest on loans after traditional avenues of money lending including banks stopped offering short-term loans. CREDIT UNION TO BEAT LOAN SHARKS WITH CHEAP CHRISTMAS LOANS was last modified: November 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHristmasLetterkenny Credit Unionloan sharksloans